The cost of not having a life

The cost of not having a life

Heading out with friends for a meal and drinks (and catching an Uber home if you’ve had a few) is not cheap. Not only can it easily set you back $150-200, but it can also be a major cause of social friction if your friendship group includes people from a range of...
The path to generosity

The path to generosity

You see them in the distance, they look at each person who passes; using any means possible to get their attention. You grab your phone and look down at the screen and pretend you are doing something extremely important. As you get closer you start to get nervous,...
Time, money, happiness – is there a link?

Time, money, happiness – is there a link?

Your emotional well-being is made up of your joys and your stresses. This day-to-day mood is changeable according to how your day is going. According to a Princeton study, earning more money (up to a point) increases your well-being. Past that point (around AU$100K per year) no amount of money can ever increase you well-being. You have “enough expendable cash to do things… like going out with friends” so happiness stops increasing with disposable income. Above this threshold, your well-being can only be increased by increasing your free time, and using your free time well.

I don’t need a budget! I need a buzz word!

I don’t need a budget! I need a buzz word!

Have you ever noticed how all of the popular buzz words are a bit over the top? They are essentially explaining something which already exists in a ‘transformative’ manner – see what I did there! These buzz words are generally something like Risk Management, Succession Planning, Synergy, Customer Experience… the list goes on.